Book Signing: Saturday, August 12th, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Philip McBride will join us Saturday with his trilogy of Civil War novels, all based on the actual service of Captain J. J. McBride of Galveston.
The action begins with a young John McBee joining an organized militia to battle the Comanche at Plum Creek, and quickly moves forward in time to Texas’ involvement in the Civil War. In 1862, as the war rages in Virginia, McBee, now captain, leads his company of Texas Infantry into vicious combat at Gaines’ Mill, then Second Manassas, and Antietam. An Indian fighter at twenty, now a Confederate officer at forty, Captain McBee and his troops will see plenty of battle action, all rendered in meticulous detail for the reader.
Drawing on the actual experiences of Capt. J. J. McBride of Galveston, who is the author’s ancestor, the action, military Companies, and time-lines depicted in Tangled Honor are all based substantially on history and this officer’s record of service. Civil War buffs craving a dramatic personal narrative to accompany their appetite for battle tactics and military strategy will be pleased with McBride’s lively style and attention to authentic period detail.
Tangled Honor is the first of three novels covering the period of the war from 1862 through 1864, with the narrative following McBee as he continues his service as an officer of the Confederacy. Redeeming Honor begins as McBee leads his Texas company north to battle at Gettysburg and then south to Georgia. Defiant Honor continues as the fighting intensifies and personal intrigues plague the Captain.
Philip McBride is a retired educator – having served as a teacher, a high school principal and Assistant Superintendent of Schools with the Lockhart, Texas ISD.